Recently, there has been a recognition that different personality types should probably take different approaches to life.
Different holidays, different ways of approaching friendship or looking for a partner. Different approaches to the workplace and jobs. More than likely, if you are an extrovert your sense of dress is different to that of your introverted friend.
With all those scenarios considered, it seems sensible to take a fresher look at your home décor. Maybe your personality type should also be taken into account when deciding your furnishings and your color schemes.
Certainly, interior designers increasingly think so. Now most professional home stylists will advise their clientele to shape their homes based on what is important to them and what their life philosophies are.
Because your home is an intensely personal space, it stands to reason that it should reflect what matters to you and your life.
Naturally, that is not going to be the exact same thing to someone who lives in the fast lane and a whirl of dinner parties, as it is to a home lover, who prefers nothing better than a bit of ‘me time’ when arriving home.
The home of an extrovert will probably be a highly social sphere. More than likely, home entertaining is important to you.
Your house should accommodate your love for socializing and entertaining. This, in very simple and practical terms could mean things like this;
- Large, oversized or corner sofas, to seat all your guests in style.
These should be close enough to each other to facilitate convivial conversation.
- A generous sized dining table – possibly one that extends – to serve all your home entertaining needs.
- A move towards open plan living, so more people can fit into one space comfortably.
- A wall of photos and portraiture showcasing the people in your life, friends, family etc.
For an introvert, finding some peace and quiet when they arrive home is paramount. It is all about locking the door and shutting the rest of the world outside.
The interior design should be attempting to foster a sense of calm and coziness. This may include elements such as;
- A comfy chair or smaller sofa for curling up in, either solo or with your partner.
- Accessories such as snuggly throws and plush cushions to get truly cozy with.
- More separate spaces or at least, some nooks and crannies, where you can seek solitude with a good book.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? How do you decorate your home – we’d love to hear your responses on our Facebook page!